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    Smile being gracious and polite and pollite without being doormat

    You have to learn the difficult skill of being gracious and polite without being a doormat.
    You have to learn the difficult skill of being kind and polite without being trash.


    I try to grasp the meaning of the first version by rendering it as the second. Correct me if I am wrong. Thanks.


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    Re: being gracious and polite and pollite without being doormat

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    You have to learn the difficult skill of being gracious and polite without being a doormat.
    You have to learn the difficult skill of being kind and polite without being trash.


    I try to grasp the meaning of the first version by rendering it as the second. Correct me if I am wrong. Thanks.
    You're almost there Angli,

    One has to learn the difficult skill of being polite and pleasant, without allowing people to "walk all over you" or "take advantage of you.

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    Re: being gracious and polite and pollite without being doormat

    Quote Originally Posted by moggy View Post
    You're almost there Angli,

    One has to learn the difficult skill of being polite and pleasant, without allowing people to "walk all over you" or "take advantage of you.
    Thanks, moggy.

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